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You love that sparkler adorning your finger. But something in the back of your mind makes you wonder whether it’s genuine. Or perhaps you’re planning to buy a piece of diamond jewelry. Whether for yourself or someone else, you want a bona fide gem. Keep reading to learn how to tell if a diamond is real.
The most common types are precious opal, common opal, fire opal, boulder opal, matrix opal, and crystal opal. You can identify them by looking at the color, pattern, and play of color of the stone. In this guide, we'll take you through their history, characteristics, and care requirements.
Amid the world of glittering gems and precious metals, the quiet allure of pearls stands unique. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, pearls have been coveted for centuries. Yet, the fascinating fact is that up to 90% of pearls on the market today aren't genuine which casts an imperative on understanding one's pearls and their authenticity.
Once, synthetic diamonds were just used for industrial purposes. Now, they are a contender to be your wedding ring. In 2021, economists valued the synthetic diamond market at $14 billion and growing. While most of that is still industrial use, 1 percent of jewelry diamonds are synthetic.
What do California rubies, Arizona rubies, and Elie rubies all have in common? None of them are actually rubies; they're garnet! More specifically, they're pyrope garnet, a type of garnet known for its red hues. If it looks similar enough to ruby to give it so many misnomers, you might wonder, what are the differences between rubies and garnets?